Annabelle Margaret Wrayton
September 6, 1951 – August 2, 2022
Annabelle Margaret Wrayton (Parkinson), known as “Bella”, to her friends and family and the “beauty of the family”, passed away in her home on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, in Richmond, VA.
Annabelle was born on September 6, 1951, in Surrey, England. She was the youngest daughter of a British Royal Navy family eventually moving to South Africa and then settling in Richmond, VA. She was a beloved registered nurse with a tenacity for care that kept patients in touch with her for years after. Along with her love for her patients; she loved all her cats, dogs, parrots, and horses over the years. A simple pleasure for Annabelle was serving up a delicious meal with a heavy dose of naughty humor.
Annabelle is survived by her former husband, Trevor Wrayton; their two children, Lara Vann-Coleman and Charlotte Wrayton; and one grandchild, Bella.
The family plans to hold a private service at sea with oysters, champagne, and Neil Young songs in the background.
“But there’s a full moon risin’
Let’s go dancin’ in the light
We know where the music’s playin’
Let’s go out and feel the night”
-Neil Young – Harvest Moon
I will miss her to I only Weil she was living in Dallas texas she was a good friend of mine and her friend Rosie
Oh my Annabelle…i miss you terribly…i miss your calls everyday..your sweet British accent that made A big smile on my face every time you called it out…i would never get sick of hearing the beautiful way you said my name julie(Jew-lee)we worked together.lived together.laughed together. And we cried together.may have even fought together but we never stayed mad.
If anyone could tell me like it was .it was you vbut I gave it right back to you..i will nev er forget you my British Queen . my best friend
I love h hfw
My Condolences to the Family & God bless. I will miss Annabelle.Even though are time was not long together we bonded like glue through the pandemic & all god bless & may you rest in peace!
Gorgeous, adventurous Annabelle, who I was so dazzled by when growing up. The beauty of the Parkinson family. Rest in peace, beautiful cousin
This is Clarissa and I used to be the receptionist in the Emergency Room at Memorial Regional Medical Center where I met you. You did not take any mess from anyone!! But you were no classy had such a big beautiful heart but a boldness about you that nobody could touch!! I would watch you as you would interact with people in the ER and that beautiful smile that you would give was just so infectious!!!! I remember one time when your asthma was acting up really bad. You had a treatment on the job as you kept working. I was like WOW!! She is having a rough time breathing but she’s STILL working!!! I looked at you even in a more different light that day!! Not only did you not take any mess not only were you beautiful, but you were strong!! I know that heaven has TRULY gained a very special angel!! Family although I have not met you, I know that she still lives through you and in you!! Stay close to each other. I’m praying for peace and strength during this tough time!! I can hear her saying what are you crying for suck it up and keep living!! You know that’s what she’s doing!! God Bless you all and thank you for sharing such a special gift with us!!
I was very saddened to hear of the death of Bella from her first cousin in Dublin. Mary Sheehan Reid
The last time Bella and I were together was when I visited her in a rehab hospital in Richmond
It was on the occasion of her 60th birthday.
Another visit did not happen due to various reasons, including health issues and the pandemic.
Bella often expressed a wish to return to England, and particularly Ireland. where she spent many happy days visiting her cousin Mary in Dublin.
.y prayers are for Bellas repose of her dear soul, for her daughters and granddaughter.
May she rest in peace.
I tried to ring you from a number that Derek had in Terry’s address book. I suspect the number was outdated and have been terribly saddened to have hit a wall in communicating with you. I am relieved to see Mary’s email in my inbox and I hope dearly that I can be n touch with you both.
Lots of love,
I am so so sorry to hear about Bella’s passing. We have been friends since 1975 when we had come from England & were nursing together at Harris Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. Then life happened & we lost contact but several years after & just by chances we met again in El Dorado, Arkansas. Since then we stayed in contact both physically, by telephone & by writing.
She was a very strong lady with a wonderful work ethic’ & I will miss her so much.
My love to you Lara, Little Bella, Charlotte & the rest of the family.